For all Steam enthusiasts large and small make a date at Coldharbour Mill for our September steam day when our steam team be lighting the boilers and running the Mill by steam. Steam powered from 1865, today Coldharbour Mill still has most of the original machinery rescued when the Mill closed in 1981 and is now beautifully preserved regularly running on Steam Days.
Open from 10.30 until 4pm a Steam Day at Coldharbour is a unique experience for all the family to bring history to life with visitors able to experience steam power first hand with a genuine 1910 Lancashire boiler generating the steam to run the Mill. Amongst the engines in steam will be will be the Brotherhood Beam Engine and the rare Pollit and Wigzell mill engine which demonstrated how the factory translated steam into power to run the mill engines across the factory. The waterwheel will also be in action.
Inside the Mill visitors will be invited to follow the journey of wool from fleece to carpets, rugs and Coldharbour Mills own knitting yarn lovingly produced on a wide range of heritage looms and machinery. For younger visitors the sheep trail will be available at no extra cost.
Throughout the day the Waterside café will be open serving a range of homemade hot and hold snacks, morning coffee and afternoon tea. There is also a dedicated picnic area by the mill stream.
Hope to see you there!